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By Comprehension Connection
Thank You, Mr. Falker is a must read with every upper elementary class, but to make the most of it, you need activities for deeper meaning. Let me help you out! This well reviewed bundle includes both a full color digital option using Google Slides
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Guided Reading Books, Printables
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.6, RL.4.7, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.10
$6.00
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By Comprehension Connection
Are you a Jan Brett fan but lack materials to go with her books? This bundle include materials for *11* of her books for many comprehension skills. Celebrate the holidays, winter, or any time of year with before/during/after comprehension focused
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Winter
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Guided Reading Books, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.2.9, RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5, RL.3.7...
$58.50
$35.00
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By Comprehension Connection
This bundle will save you TIME and provide your kids with MEANINGFUL LEARNING with a great book! This comprehension focused book companion is organized in a before/during/after format and is Common Core aligned. It includes a full color digital
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Novel Study, Guided Reading Books
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.7, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.5, RL.5.6
$6.00
129
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By Comprehension Connection
If you love Patricia Polacco's books, then having grab and go materials to go with them is a HUGE help. This author study includes materials for *13* titles PLUS an author research lapbook for a total of 560+ pages of materials. Patricia Polacco is
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Minilessons, Guided Reading Books
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.6, RL.4.7, RL.4.9, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.5...
$79.50
$50.00
162
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By Comprehension Connection
Bully is the perfect book for counselors, tech specialists, and classroom teachers. It deals with bullying/cyber bullying, cliques, internet safety, and welcoming new students to school. This comprehension focused bundle is designed in a before,
Subjects:
School Counseling, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.6, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, W.4.2, W.5.1
$5.00
143
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By Comprehension Connection
Mouse Soup is a great book for the beginning reader, and this comprehension focused book companion will help make planning for guided reading or book clubs easy and effective. It comes in PDF and Digital formats to give you more options for modeling
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Literature
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Novel Study, Guided Reading Books, Printables
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.1.7, RL.1.9, RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.5
$5.50
139
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By Comprehension Connection
If you are teaching about the Underground Railroad, Henry's Freedom Box is a great companion book. Having quality activities to use with the book is a huge help, and this bundle gives you LOTS of Options! It includes comprehension materials, a
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Reading Strategies, Black History Month
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Guided Reading Books, Printables
CCSS:
RL.4.6, RL.4.9, RL.5.2, W.5.2
$5.50
117
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By Comprehension Connection
We all have bad days, and this classic book is one every child can connect to. This bundle includes a variety of comprehension focused activities to make reading the book meaningful. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is an
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Novel Study, Guided Reading Books
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.2.7, RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RL.3.5, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RF.3.4
$6.00
120
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By Comprehension Connection
Need meaningful materials to use with this great book? Save TIME and keep your kids FOCUSED with this comprehension focused unit. This bundle is perfect for guided reading groups or as a mentor text with it's rich vocabulary and description. It is
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Printables, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.2.7, RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.5, RL.3.9, RL.4.2...
$6.50
115
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By Comprehension Connection
The Relatives Came is a classic from Cynthia Rylant. This comprehension focused book companion includes before/during/after activities in both PDF and Digital for Google Slides TM. Use the book as a mentor text, in guided reading, for partner work
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Novel Study, Guided Reading Books
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.2.7, RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RL.3.5, RL.3.6, RL.3.7
$5.00
146
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By Comprehension Connection
Owl Moon is perfect for any time of year, and this comprehension focused book companion in a before, during, and after format includes many options you can use to deepen student understanding. Use as a mentor text, in guided reading, as a book
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies, Winter
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5, RL.4.1, RL.4.3
$4.50
114
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By Comprehension Connection
My Rotten Redhead Older Brother is one of Patricia Polacco's most popular books. This comprehension focused unit includes before/during/after activities that work well for guided reading, as mentor text lessons, for partners, and even for some
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Guided Reading Books, Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5, RL.3.7, RL.3.9, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.7, RL.5.2...
$6.00
91
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By Comprehension Connection
This Guided Reading Binder of materials addresses fiction and nonfiction strategies to use before, during, and after reading with any book. The table of contents is listed below, and sample pages are viewable in the preview file. The materials are
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RL.3.9, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.6, RL.4.7, RL.4.9, RI.4.1, RI.4.2...
$10.00
92
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By Comprehension Connection
The Mitten by Jan Brett is a classic, must read book for all children. This comprehension focused unit includes materials to use in guided reading or as mentor text lessons before/during/after reading. It is CCSS ALIGNED and in DIGITAL AND PDF to
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Guided Reading Books, Printables
$5.00
104
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By Comprehension Connection
Owl at Home is a sweet book for the primary grades. This comprehension focused unit has before, during, and after activities including tier 2 vocabulary for the book. It's easy to use and perfect for mentor text lessons, for use in guided reading,
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.1.7, RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.2.7, RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RL.3.7
$4.00
77
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By Comprehension Connection
The Junkyard Wonders is perfect any time of year for addressing themes of bullying, friendship, and self-esteem. This comprehension focused unit was developed as a reading and writing unit co-taught with our guidance counselor. It includes both
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.5, RL.3.9, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.7, RL.5.1, RL.5.2...
$6.50
56
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By Comprehension Connection
Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus is perfect for the start of the year. This comprehension focused guided reading unit is set up with before/during/after activities and vocabulary for each chapter. Junie B is a favorite of nearly all kids.
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies, Back to School
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Guided Reading Books, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.2.7, RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.5, RL.3.7, RL.4.1...
$4.00
113
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By Comprehension Connection
Teaching about inferences? This comprehension focused bundle includes comprehension activities making inferences and more. It will make your planning EASY and EFFECTIVE. One book, but several skill options!SKILLS INCLUDE:prereading schema
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Novel Study, Guided Reading Books
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.6, RL.3.7, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.6, RL.5.1, RL.5.2...
$4.50
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By Comprehension Connection
Great books need to be used in meaningful ways. This comprehension focused bundle in DIGITAL using Google Slides TM and PDF gives you before/during/after activities. It's perfect for guided reading, mentor text lessons, in workstations, or for your
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Guided Reading Books, Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.5, RL.3.6, RL.3.7, RL.3.9, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.7...
$6.50
73
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By Comprehension Connection
The Keeping Quilt is a beautiful story of Patricia's ancestry, and it is the perfect book to begin an author study with. This HUGE comprehension focused bundle in DIGITAL and PDF includes before, during, and after activities to accompany the book, a
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RL.3.5, RL.3.9, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.6, RL.4.7, RL.5.1, RL.5.2...
$6.50
59
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a reading specialist with 27 years of experience. Recently, I took early retirement to homeschool our daughter. My experience has been split between classroom experience in first, fourth, and fifth and reading intervention. Most recently, I worked as a literacy coach. I also worked for a year as a tech specialist until the position was eliminated.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Because my primary responsibility has been reading intervention with struggling readers, my instructional methods are based upon the individual needs of the students in my groups. My lessons are hands-on, active, and thoughtful. I encourage lots of oral discussion with high level questioning, and I include writing throughout the reading process. I LOVE interactive notebooks, anchor charts, mentor texts, and working with anything fun and active.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

In the past,, I've received two educational grants totaling four thousand dollars to build a leveled library and lending room for literacy workstations. With these funds combined with Title 1 reading funding, we've been able to add nearly 3000 books to our tradebook library. I also present workshops often through my involvement with the Virginia State Reading Association and my local reading council where I've served as president this past year..

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Iowa State University and a Master's degree in Reading Education from the University of Virginia.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I blog at Comprehension Connection, Classroom Tested Resources and Adventures in Literacy Land. I hope you'll drop by to read more about best practices in literacy instruction and share ideas of your own. To sign up for my monthly newsletter, CLICK HERE

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